Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Something that is really pretty!

Our intern has today made us very happy by discovering yet another cool product from Voos Furniture. We are totally fans of this place. It is insanely cool.

"Jilt" by James Lear is made of solid maple and is, as described above, really pretty. The light-colored maple reminds us of warm beach furniture, or maybe something else entirely? Something about this maple makes me think of maple syrup for some reason. Does it have the same effect on you, dear reader?



One of our new interns today was exploring in Williamsburg and discovered these cool Carton Pillows at the coolest of the cool, Voos Furniture. How we at CLI love this store! It is probably one of the best stores around. No joke! Those who visit New York and do not venture to Voos Furniture are really missing out. Really!

Check out these awesome pillows. I think they're made from recycled polyester. Nice!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

His Holiness, The Great Twiggy Lamp

First of all, who wouldn't love a lamp named "Twiggy"? Second of all, I totally love the lamp named Twiggy. Third of all, I really want this lamp and wish it wasn't $600+! Sheesh, can't a person get a lamp for under $200 anymore these days?

Having said that, this lamp is awesome, and it's made in the USA. So that has to count for something. It's also an LED light, which will last around 9 years or something. For real! And, the "design focuses around two ball & socket joints which allows for an extremely versatile wall mounted lamp that can be moved to a multitude of radial positions. The lamp is constructed of anodized aluminum, available in black and red. Available with exposed cord or without cord for wiring directly into wall."

I want one!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This day bed = love!

I had a "day bed" when I was a child, and to be honest, I really didn't like it. (No offense, Mom!) It was kind of corny and cheesy, and it put me off to day beds forever. No longer! This "Day Bed One" by "Another Country" has brought my day bed infatuation back to life. I love that it can be used as a coffee table, seating area and a bed! And how pretty is the cushion? Very beautiful! The Day Bed One are made in England by a very small wood working shop/company, and I think they do nice work!

From the website: "The base of our day bed is solid European oak and shares the screw leg system of our dining table. The mattress is made for us by Naturalmat in Devon and has a Latex core wrapped in organic coir and wool, perfect for sleeping and completely hypo allergic. The mattress is upholstered in Bute fabric and has a six-button detail."

While this beautiful piece of furniture is not cheap, you can rest assured it was made with very good quality!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I love this bed. It looks like it's floating in the air, like a cloud. Or a bird. Or a plane!

It's from the Pianca Collection, and it's quite new. I also love this bedroom with the cool wall and wall art.

Apologies for the lack of posts lately -- we have been caught up in a frenzy!

Check it out here (there are more pictures, too!)


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jeeves Coat Rack!

A famous person once said "One can never have enough coat racks" -- I agree. If I had space in the "foyer," this would be my rack of choice. Speaking of which, isn't "rack" a cool word? Like "rack of lamb" or "nice racks"! The possibilities are endless.

The cool thing about this "rack" is that you can check out your hair before you leave. Nice! Too bad it's kind of expensive.

Check it out here:


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I love this "Safe Radio" by Lexon and/or Elium Studio. You crank this baby for two minutes and it gives you half an hour of listening -- and it can be used as an MP3 amplifier (hello, IPod friend!) The Safe Radio is made out of maize bio-plastic and bamboo covering gives a nice matte finish. Yay for eco-friendly radios. (It also recharges on the AC). I want one!!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Made in South Africa!

This is one of the most exciting things I've seen lately -- a Swedish (Tor Palm and Mattias Rask) and South African collaboration. Neat-o!

Essentially, the two Swedish design students went to South Africa to find good wood workers, thereby creating more jobs in the country, and also of course designing some really cool stuff. I really like the playfulness and color of this project. It's also great to create more jobs where they are really needed. If I had the time and wherewithal, I would totally love to take classes at the South African Furntech - which offers skill development training in "furniture manufacturing, looking to improve the quality of the south african wood and furniture industry, offering accredited training programmes as well as support / incubation for small and micro enterprises."

I've only picked out two pieces -- one is called "Sideboard" and the other is "Floor lamp" - Enjoy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Something else I want

By far, one of my most favorite stores in the world is Wonk furniture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I own some Wonk furniture, but lately I have been eyeing this baby. I think the name "Rubix" conjures up past memories and fondness for the world-famous rubix cubes. Indeed, while I was never personally adept at using the rubix, us children from the 1980s certainly will appreciate its nostalgic effects on our mortal souls.

The Horizontal Rubix can be made using any color you like (check the website for color swatches) and can even be made using bamboo! Who couldn't love a store called Wonk?!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Hella! Please marry me!!

Ladies and gentlemen,

Hella Jongerius had done it again! She has designed another piece of true art. In fact, when I first laid eyes on this beautiful image, I fell in love. That is the effect Hella has on people! She can inspire an IRS accountant to write poetry! She can stir a passion even in the most jaded of souls!

Thank you, Hella, for being a genius! The Bob Garden chair is simply gorgeous!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Key plank!

I really like this cool little "Key Plank" available at this cool Canadian store called "Up to You." Our lovely intern tells us that recently she went, but got there too late as the store closes at 6pm!! WTH? Who closes at 6pm? Anyway, we apologize for the not-so-great picture, but this was the only one available.

Check it out here:

http://uptoyoutoronto.com/ -- do a search for "Key Plank" in the search box.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Canadian bags made from recycled stuff!

Recently while in Toronto, the CLI intern met this cool lady that had a cool bag. Luckily, the lady with the bag was kind enough to tell our intern where her bag was from. Thus, the subject of this post is "Mari Cla Ro" or "Mariclaro" - a Canadian company that makes bags out of 99% recycled material. The materials they use range from used tires to seat belts to leather (I think). Their bags are super duper! We're kind of annoyed at our intern for not buying at least one bag, but not to worry! Etsy sells these bags! You are in luck!

Check them out here:


Cheese Loving in Toronto

Dear CLI readers!

The name of this blog is, of course, Cheese Lovers International, and so we apologize for not posting too much about said love. In the hopes of nullifying you, we hope you might like this picture taken recently on a trip to Toronto, Canada!


Cheese Lovers International
Editorial Board

Bedside table that looks like a birdcage (or something)

This little bedside table really reminds me of a birdhouse or something. It's super cute and perfect as a little storage area. I also love that it hangs from the wall. The "Studio 1" is soo popular that it's sold out online! It only costs 79 euro, which is not a bad price at all! Oh, and check out the way you can hang a book on top of it! Genius!!